Stoke-on-Trent school terms are set to remain the same after a 14 week consultation with parents, teaching and support staff, pupils, school governors, trade unions and other groups which got 1,369 responses.
The council’s cabinet will decide next week on the pattern for Stoke-on-Trent school terms for the next academic year 2013-14 and beyond, the recommendation put to the cabinet will be to stay with the traditional three-term system, with breaks for Easter and Christmas, and a six-week summer holiday. Continue reading →
Those who thought all out elections would bring some stability to our Council must be feeling embarrassed this week as Council Leader Mohammed Pervez took a scalpel to his cabinet, cutting out the disobedient Gratton and challenger Hill, and carving up the other portfolios in what is quite clearly more than the ‘tweaking’ he described it as.
The introduction of Platt and Dutton is seen as a nod to the left wingers in the group, who re-emerged in 2011 to rival the modernisers who were in danger of taking over Labour. Continue reading →
Burslem based 6 Towns Radio are going to be broadcasting interviews with the 44 City Councillors giving you the chance to hear from the representative of your ward on their plans for the term of their office, the issues they are currently dealing with in your area and any of their ideas and aspirations.
Cllr Andy Platt, was the first one to step in to the studio and you can hear his interview below.
Already lined up for interviews are
Cllr. Alan Dutton (Burslem Central) – Friday 9th September @ 12.30pm
Cllr. Mark Meredith (Birches Head and Central Forest Park) – Tuesday 13th September @ 1.30pm
Cllr. Kath Banks (Hollybush and Longton West) – Tuesday 13th September @ 2.15pm
Cllr. Andy Lilley (Baddeley, Milton and Norton) – Tuesday 20th September @ 1.30pm
Each week Tuesdays editions of Talk Of The Towns 1pm to 3pm and Fridays editions of The Mid Morning Show 10am to 1pm will feature live studio chats and interviews with as many of the 44 of the councillors for the area that can be arranged over the coming months.